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Greek Gods and Goddess: Astynome

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Introduction to Astynome

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Astynome and the myths and legends surrounding Astynome, Astynome relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Astynome

She was the daughter of Chryses a Trojan priest of Apollo at Chryse near Troy. Agamemnon received Astynome as part of the war booty, when the Greeks under Achilles sacked many of the cities allied to Troy. Her father tried to ransom her, but Agamemnon refused, so Chryses appealed to Apollo who sent a plague amongst the Greeks. In the end Agamemnon returned her, as it was the only way to end the plague.

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